These soft puffballs must have been white at some stage and had darkened with age. they were soft and covered with small soft warts. the skin had a tessellated appearance. Each puffball had an apical pore.
On damp soil amongst leaf litter , possibly arising from buried wood.
A younger puffball nearby had a white centre. It is said to be edible at this stage.
Also know as pear-shaped puffball.